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Paolo Lobba

Adjunct professor

Department of Legal Studies

Curriculum vitae

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Biography

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Paolo Lobba, Ph.D. (Bologna & Humboldt Berlin (summa cum laude)) is B-Lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Bologna (A.A. 2018-19: Comparative Criminal Law; A.A. 2019-20 and 2020-21: International and European Criminal Law). His profile combines substantial international-level academic and professional experience in the fields of Italian, comparative, European and international criminal law, international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

As regards academic engagement, he held the positions of Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Columbia University (New York), Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Bologna, Postdoctoral Research Assistant at the Edge Hill University (United Kingdom) and DAAD Postdoctoral Scholarship Holder at the Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany). He taught Legal Methods and ICL at the Royal University of Law and Economics in Phnom Penh (Cambodia), published both in Italian and English in leading law journals such as the Journal of International Criminal Justice, the European Journal of International Law, the European Criminal Law Review, the Nordic Journal of International Law and the Rivista italiana di diritto e procedura penale, and spoke at a variety of conferences, workshops and seminars. One of his articles was cited by the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights. He co-edited a volume that was published by Brill in the International Studies in Human Rights Series.

As regards practice, before being employed by the Council of Europe, he served the United Nations in Cambodia, where he accrued over three years’ experience providing legal assistance to the judges of the Extraordinary Chambers in the trials against the former leaders of the Khmer Rouge. As a Greffier and Legal Officer, he not only addressed complex questions of international criminal law but also assisted fact-finding panels, administrative judges and the Rules and Procedure Committee. He was also employed by the European Union (EULEX) to provide legal assistance at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers. Having passed the bar exam, he is qualified to practise as an attorney-at-law.

 

Awards

  • 15 September 2018 – 15 March 2019

Fulbright Research Grant, 6-month research stay at Columbia University Law School, New York City;

  • 15 April 2014 – 15 October 2014

Marco Polo Grant by University of Bologna, 6-month research stay at the Humboldt University of Berlin;

  • 1 April 2013 – 30 January 2014

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Postdoctoral grant, 10-month research stay at the Humboldt University of Berlin;

  • 04 January 2011 – 24 June 2011

Marco Polo Grant by University of Bologna, 6-month at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal;

  • 29 June 2009 – 10 July 2009

Scholarship by the Grotius Centre for Legal Studies, participation in ‘Marie Curie Top Summer School’ in The Hague.

 

Publications

Articles Published in Law Reviews

  • (with Pons) The Extraordinary Chambers in Cambodia: Revisiting the Experiment, in Journal of International Criminal Justice, 2020, 3, in print;
  • Punire la tortura in Italia. Spunti ricostruttivi a cavallo tra diritti umani e diritto penale internazionale, in Diritto penale contemporaneo, 2017, 10:181-250;
  • Holocaust Denial Before the European Court of Human Rights: Evolution of an Exceptional Regime, in European Journal of International Law, 2015, 26:237-253;
  • (with Mariniello) Editorial. […] Use and Abuse of the European Court’s Jurisprudence by International Criminal Tribunals, in Nordic Journal of International Law, 2015, 84:363-369;
  • Il negazionismo come abuso della libertà di espressione: la giurisprudenza della Corte di Strasburgo, in Rivista italiana di diritto e procedura penale, 2014, 4:1815-1853;
  • A European Halt to Laws Against Genocide Denial?, in European Criminal Law Review, 2014, 4: 59-77 (cited by the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights, Perinçek v Switzerland);
  • Punishing Denialism Beyond Holocaust Denial: EU Framework Decision 2008/913/JHA and Other Expansive Trends, in New Journal of European Criminal Law, 2014, 5:58-77;
  • Ai confini della giustizia penale internazionale: i Khmer Rossi a processo davanti alle ‘Extraordinary Chambers’ di Cambogia, in Indice penale, 2012, 2:607-646;
  • La lotta al razzismo nel diritto penale europeo dopo Lisbona. Osservazioni sulla decisione quadro 2008/913/GAI e sul reato di negazionismo, in Ius17@unibo.it, 2011, 3:107-156;
  • Nascita, sviluppo e prospettive del contempt of court di fronte ai Tribunali penali internazionali. Un bilanciamento tra la protezione dei testimoni e la libertà di stampa, in Ius17@unibo.it, 2010, 1:53-62.

Book Chapters

  • Obblighi internazionali e nuovi confini della nozione di tortura, in Stortoni and Castronuovo (eds), Nulla è cambiato? Riflessioni sulla tortura, BUP, 2019, 113-158;
  • Testing the ‘Uniqueness’: Denial of the Holocaust vs Denial of Other Crimes […], in Belavusau and Gliszczynska-Grabias (eds), Law and Memory, Cambridge University Press, 2017, 109-128;
  • (with Mariniello) The Grammar of the Judicial Dialogue between International Criminal Tribunals and […], in Lobba and Mariniello (eds), Judicial Dialogue on Human Rights, Brill, 2017, 1-10;
  • […] First Steps of the EU Framework Decision 2008/913/JHA against Racism and Xenophobia, in Behrens (ed), Holocaust and Genocide Denial. A Contextual Perspective, Routledge, 2017, 189-210;
  • Da comparsa a comprimaria. Dalla (ri)scoperta della vittima ai suoi recenti tentativi di partecipazione davanti alla Corte penale internazionale, in Curi et al. (eds), Scritti Stortoni, BUP, 2016, 815-838;
  • I crimini di guerra, in Amati et al., Introduzione al diritto penale internazionale, Giappichelli, 2016, 389-417;
  • Le vittime nel sistema penale internazionale, in Amati et al., Introduzione al diritto penale internazionale, Giappichelli, 2016, 287-320;
  • Lubanga Judgment on Victims’ Reparation: Handing Off the Hot Potato?, in Mariniello (ed), The International Criminal Court in Search of Its Identity, Routledge, 2014, 108-129;
  • Competenze penali indirette e diritti fondamentali dell’Unione europea dopo il Trattato di Lisbona: riflessi sulla sicurezza del lavoro, in Curi (ed), Nuovo statuto penale del lavoro, BUP, 2011, 157-204.

International Reports

  • (with Langford, Mariniello) Israel’s Administrative Detention in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. An Assessment of the Applicable Norms of International Law and Possibilities of Enforcement, 1-179, available at https://research.edgehill.ac.uk/files/22096758/Report_Administrative_Detention.pdf.

    Books (co-author)

  • (with Amati, Costi, Fronza, Maculan, Vallini) Introduzione al diritto penale internazionale, Giappichelli, 2016.

    Books and Special Issues (co-editor)

  • (with Pons) Rethinking the Legacy of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal, in Journal of International Criminal Justice, Issue 3, 2020, forthcoming Symposium;
  • (with Mariniello) Judicial Dialogue on Human Rights: The Practice of International Criminal Tribunals, Brill, 2017;
  • (with Mariniello) The Cross-fertilisation Rhetoric in Question: Use and Abuse of the European Court’s Jurisprudence by International Criminal Tribunals, in Nordic Journal of Intl Law, 2015, 84:363-531.

Commentaries

  • Blocco stradale. Ostruzione o ingombro di strade o ferrovie. (art. 23 d.l. n. 113/2018), in Curi (eds), Il decreto Salvini. Immigrazione e sicurezza, Pacini giuridica, 2019, 279-287;
  • Articles from 171 to 183 of Italian Penal Code, in Cadoppi et al. (eds), Codice Penale. Commentato con dottrina e giurisprudenza, Giappichelli, 2018, 786-820;
  • Articles from 295 to 313 of Italian Penal Code, in Cadoppi et al. (eds), Codice Penale. Commentato con dottrina e giurisprudenza, Giappichelli, 2018, 1099-1128;
  • Legal opinion on ‘Confisca ed estinzione del reato’, in Cadoppi et al. (eds), Pareri & atti di diritto penale, La Tribuna, 2012, 267-274.

Internet Publications

  • Un ‘arresto’ della tendenza repressiva europea sul negazionismo. Punire la contestazione del ‘genocidio’ armeno viola l’art. 10 Cedu, in www.penalecontemporaneo.it, 15 January 2014;
  • Criminalizing Negationism Beyond the Holocaust, in http://www.lph-asso.fr, (Liberté pour l’Histoire, NGO established and presided over by Pierre Nora), 29 January 2013;
  • L’espansione del reato di negazionismo in Europa, in www.eurostudium.eu/il_caso/index.php, (Eurostudium Project, La Sapienza University, Rome), 2012.

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